Thursday, December 29, 2011


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mr C and Santa

At Mr C's school they host a Santa Breakfast for the Kinder and 1st graders. It happened to be the same day as Miss C's Angel breakfast at her school. After dropping Miss C off Mr C and I enjoyed some time together. He had so much fun visiting Santa (AKA Mr. S from School one of the other 1st grade teachers). I think he was more excited to see his friends and teacher on a non school day then anything else.

While we are talking about school I thought I would show you what we made for the teachers this Christmas. I painted mugs from the dollar store with Chalkboard paint and included Christmas Blend teas, Hot Chocolate Via,candy cane and a piece of chalk in each cup. The paint will stay on as long as you hand wash only.

Miss C's School Program

Miss C was so excited to get all dressed up for her school Christmas program. She sang 4 songs and her favorite part was being able to stand by her buddy Miss L. 

 I just love these kids!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Letters to Santa

I love each year watching how there wants change and how each letter says more and more about who they are. I will be sad when they day comes when they no longer write letters to santa.

 Dear Santa,
   For Christmas I want a hula hoop, a nutcracker, a Starbucks card(so she can buy cake pops when ever she wants!) and a polly pocket please.
                 Miss C
I was nice. 2011 4 yrs

Dear Santa,
    For Christmas I want a DS and a nutcracker, Rayman origins the video game, and zelda game for DS,  and I want no monsters to tease me ha ha. I was not perfect but I was nice. and I want ghostbusters the movie number 1. I love you Santa!
*he made some fun game santa to do incase he gets bored.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last of the Leaves...

Despite the bitter cold the kids could not resist one last time to play in the leaves. Do bad they undid all of Dad's work but who could stop them when they were having this much fun!

Tree lighting

This year we meet Grandma and Grandpa at Bridgeport for the tree lighting ceremony. Even though it was very cold we had so much fun! Mr. C really got into dancing to the live music and kept all of us around him entertained. The kids got to see Santa and even some snow. I was a fun evening and we will defiantly do it again next year.

 Love the "smile" Miss C gave she had just woken up from a nap in the car and was not thrilled to have her picture taken.

The view from the top of the parking garage where we parked. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

At Miss C 's school they had a Thanksgiving feast were the kids sang some songs and made some treats to share. Miss C was over the flu just in time to be able to perform in the program and Grandma was off work and able to join us too!


One day we had Cousin A over for the afternoon. While they were outside playing I asked if they would help clean up the leaves. Clever cousin A asked if they could each have a dollar for helping? and Colin and asked if they could have Mac and Cheese after they were done? So sure enough for $3 dollars and a box of Mac and cheese our yard was cleaned up and the kids had a blast!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

7 years old

Wow I have been slacking off on posting sorry about that! I will try to catch you up on the happenings around here.
   To start off Mr C had his 7th Birthday! This year he again said no picture day with mom but I did manage to get a few pictures that morning and hopefully I will convince him soon to let me do a mini photo shoot :)

I am ever amazed at the many ways you brighten my life. You teach me so much with all your questions, our google searches, and your many many non fiction books. You help me remember to dream big and always use my imagination. You inspire me to practice my talents just like you practice art and music. I love your laughter and smile. I pray you will always remember just how much you are loved!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just a few of the books we have been reading over the last year.
I am planning to start keeping a book journal for kids  of all the books we read each month. I wanted to highlight a few of our past favorites for you.
We loved Charlie and the Chocolate factory! However we barely made it through Charlie and the great glass elevator.
We read all the classic Amelia Bedilia and then stumbled upon the new ones. They are about a young Amelia Bedilia and her struggle to understand just what grown ups around her are really saying.
Dream Pig Little Pig is written by Kristi Yamaguchi and is about a little pig who follows everyone else's ideas of who she should be. Until one day she discovers for herself her own dream.
Junie B the first grade series is one of Mr. C's favorite books to read on his own. He loves that is is a good fit book(not to hard and not to easy) with lots of sparkling words(big words that describe or let you know something is about to happen)
We have read books 1-46 of the Magic Tree house Series along with many of the Guide books that go with it. I love that the adventures take place throughout history, so you learn while reading a great story.
Miss C loves any Max and Ruby books and we have read all of them at least three or four times.
Miss C also loves anything having to do with Narnia. She loves Lucy and reminds me eveytime we read it about her good friend Lucy :)
Thanks to the recomentation from our very kind children's librarian we started reading ordinary boy. This book is meant for older kids 4th grade and up. However Mr. C loves the stories of O boy and his life as the only boy living in City full of super heroes with out a super power of his own.
What little girl does not love Pinkalicious and the other books in this series?
We love the Ramona Quimby Serious and have read all of the books at least once. It was these books that got Mr C really excited to read. 

I know there are more books we have read but there are the ones that I remember the most. Do you have any good children's book recomendations?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween fun

This year we were so busy with all kinds of Halloween adventures. Friday night we went to Mr C's school and Cousin A was in town so she got to join us for the evening. Sunday was a Harvest party at Miss C 's school which included some amazing bouncy houses. Halloween morning I got to help in Miss C's party at school. Then that night we went trick or treating a few houses before we meet Grandma and Grandpa at there church for a harvest party. With all the fun and adventures I think next year we may plan a quiet night at home :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween costumes 2011

 Hope your Halloween was safe and fun. Our Link and Hermione had a wonderful fun filled Haloween weekend.

 Link from the Legend of Zelda game.

Hermione from Harry Potter.